Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Experts’ reaction

July 10, 2020
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Bristol accounting and legal experts have broadly welcomed the Chancellor’s measures to boost the economy – but fear some may do more harm than good. David Gage, pictured, director, business tax at accountants Smith & Williamson in Bristol, said the cut in VAT from 20% to 5% until January...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Housing market reaction

July 10, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s efforts to kickstart to boost the housing market as it emerges from lockdown have been welcomed by the area’s residential property industry – with reservations over how effective they will be in the long term. David Westgate, chief executive of Keynsham-headquartered estate agency and property group Andrews,...

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From Zero to hero. Thatchers’ 0.0%-proof cider tastes success in no-and-low alcohol drink awards

July 9, 2020
From Zero to hero. Thatchers’ 0.0%-proof cider tastes success in no-and-low alcohol drink awards

Thatchers Zero, the North Somerset cidermaker’s first alcohol-free cider, has been named as the UK’s best ‘no or low’ drink in its category at a major industry awards scheme – despite only being launched six months ago. Family-owned Thatchers – best known for its Thatchers Gold brand – took...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

July 8, 2020
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “absolutely right” to prioritise jobs in his summer statement. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said: “Flattening the daunting unemployment curve about to hit our country could not be more important. Joblessness scars lives and hits the young and most disadvantaged hardest.  “The...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bristol business reaction

July 8, 2020
Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bristol business reaction

Measures to address the huge economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic announced this week by Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been welcomed by Business West, the region’s largest business group. Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described them as impressive...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

July 8, 2020
Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Key points . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak kicked-off his economic statement in the Commons by saying the government would do all it could to help prevent job losses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Key points of the statement were:  Government will pay £1,000 to businesses for each furloughed employee they bring...

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Promotion for Knight Frank’s South West head of property asset management

July 7, 2020
Promotion for Knight Frank’s South West head of property asset management

Joanna Crofts, commercial property consultancy Knight Frank’s head of property asset management for South Wales and the South West, has been promoted from associate to partner. Joanna, pictured, joined Knight Frank as a graduate in 2004 and in 2014 joined the property asset management (PAM) team, which manages key...

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National Friendly supports reading during lockdown for Bristol primary school pupils with £1,000 donation

July 7, 2020
National Friendly supports reading during lockdown for Bristol primary school pupils with £1,000 donation

Children at an inner city Bristol school are enjoying reading books at home during lockdown thanks to the support of National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society. It is supporting Stories at Home, a Bristol City Council initiative which has been providing vulnerable families and disadvantaged pupils with access to books in...

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Award for exam excellence puts Burges Salmon associate among the ‘best and brightest’

July 7, 2020
Award for exam excellence puts Burges Salmon associate among the ‘best and brightest’

An associate in Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s private client services team, has achieved one of the highest scores in exams staged by her professional association. Helen MacLeod, pictured, has been named as a winner in this year’s STEP Excellence Awards, recognising her high achievement in the STEP...

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